A RARE motorcycle from the 1970s is set to go up for auction, with an estimated value of a staggering £28,000 - £32,000.

The 1975 Ducati 750 Sport is going under the Charterhouse gavel during their specialist auction of classic and vintage motorcycles on Wednesday, June 30.

This Ducati has lived a pampered life since 1975, having covered under 26,000 miles in 46 years.

It was purchased by the Charterhouse client in 1978 and has been cherished by him ever since, and comes to auction with a dual seat, which was an optional extra in the time.

Coming from a West Country collection of road motorcycles, the owner has struggled to ride the motorbike recently due to a neck injury.

So, despite being very fond of this Ducati, he has taken the tough decision to let a fellow Ducati enthusiast enjoy the bike.

Yeovil Express: UP FOR AUCTION: This rare 1975 Ducati 750 Sport, valued at £28,000-£32,000

“It is a striking looking motorcycle in super original condition,” said Charterhouse expert, George Beale.

“When new, this was an expensive and desirable machine.

"Today, they are rare to see in Italy and even rarer in the UK.”

During the decades of ownership, one thing the vendor could not tie up was the serial number stamped on the bike did not match the number recorded on the V5C registration document.

Thankfully, classic and vintage motorcycle expert George thought it very unlikely the motorcycle had been changed in any way.

Within a few minutes of looking at the bike, George worked out the owner was looking at the homologation number, and found the frame number hiding behind the headlamp.

From there, George was able to confirm the bike is an original, matching numbers motorcycle.

Estimated at £28,000-£32,000 in the Charterhouse auction being held at The Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford on June 30, this low-mileage and low-ownership Ducati 750 Sport is certainly going to create a stir among collectors.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for the specialist auction, and for their auction of classic and vintage vehicles, also at Haynes, on Thursday, July 15.

George Beale and the team of experts at Charterhouse can be contacted for entries at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, on 01935 812277, by email to info@charterhouse-auction.com, or via www.charterhouse-auction.com.

Yeovil Express: UP FOR AUCTION: This rare 1975 Ducati 750 Sport, valued at £28,000-£32,000

Yeovil Express: UP FOR AUCTION: This rare 1975 Ducati 750 Sport, valued at £28,000-£32,000

Yeovil Express: UP FOR AUCTION: This rare 1975 Ducati 750 Sport, valued at £28,000-£32,000